Istrouma collecting sports gear _lowres

A Wilson baseball glove and a Louisville slugger bat sit on the field prior to a spring training baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants on Monday, March 23, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the company that made bats for a who's who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Istrouma Sports Organization’s Baton Rouge Sports Initiative will collect new and gently used athletic equipment — such as gloves, bats, footballs, basketballs and baseballs — to give to children in disadvantaged neighborhoods of the city.

From 2-6 p.m. Sunday, parents and children can attend clinics at locations around the city to play sports and get free food and equipment.

The sites are:

  • Elvin Drive Park, 9350 Antigua Drive, basketball and cheer.
  • St. Jude’s football field, Innovation Park Drive near Gardere and Burbank, football and soccer.
  • McKinley Middle Magnet School, 155 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, football, basketball and baseball.
  • Gus Young Park, 4200 Gus Young Ave., football, basketball and baseball.
  • Anna T. Jordan Park, 1750 Stilt St., football, basketball and baseball.

Istrouma’s partners in the Baton Rouge Sports Initiative are the Faith Chapel, Iglesia El Aposento Alto, Chapel in the Oaks, New Ark Baptist Church, First United Methodist of Baton Rouge, Chapel on the Campus, Star Hill Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, Community Bible Church, Abounding Love Ministries, Glen Oaks Baptist Church and In His Hands Baptist Church.